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Lakshya Sen set to become youngest Indian to qualify for World Tour Finals | Badminton News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India’s Lakshya Sen is set to become the youngest shuttler from the nation to qualify for the season-ending HSBC BWF World Tour Finals which will likely be held in Bali, Indonesia from December 1.
The 20-yr-previous from Almora has loved a powerful run on the BWF world tour and is at present ranked fifth within the World Tour rankings.
He will be part of Kidambi Srikanth (ranked third) within the males’s singles competitors, two-time Olympic medallist P V Sindhu (4th) in girls’s singles and ladies’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N Sikki Reddy (sixth) on the occasion, which was shifted from Guangzhou to Bali due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Srikanth, Sameer Verma, Sindhu and London bronze- medallist Saina Nehwal have competed within the yr-ending match prior to now.
While Sindhu is the one Indian to win the BWF World Tour Finals in 2018, Saina had reached the summit conflict of the BWF Superseries Finals in 2011.
Srikanth and Sameer have reached the knockout stage however could not enter the finals.
Lakshya, who claimed 5 titles in 2019 earlier than COVID-19 suspended the worldwide circuit, has been on a roll with a ultimate end at Dubai Open and semifinal outcomes at Denmark Masters and Hylo Open.
In the Indonesia leg, Lakshya could not progress deep within the draw after dropping twice to high seed and two-time world champion Kento Momota of Japan.
The official checklist of gamers qualifying for the World Tour Final will likely be introduced after the conclusion of the continuing Indonesia open Super 1000 occasion.
The high eight gamers and pairs for every class within the Road to Bali Rankings will likely be invited to compete, the place solely a most of two gamers or pairs per Member Association are eligible to take part within the World Tour Finals.

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